Pocket-Friendly Muizenberg

Cape Town Tourism Guide

Cape Town Tourism Guide – Known for its warm waters and surfing culture, Muizenburg – situated 27.2km (around 30 minutes) away from the Cape Town City Centre – is a seaside village which boasts many water-based activities, scenic locations, seaside dining and so much more.

And the great thing about many of these activities is that you won’t need to break the bank.

Here are the top Pocket-Friendly experiences to enjoy in Muizenberg.

(NOTE: Be mindful of safety, including walking at night.)

What to see and do

Muizenberg Beach

Muizenberg beach is famous for its warm and shallow waters, particularly in Cape Town where most of our beaches have cold Atlantic Ocean currents. Muizenberg beach is situated on the Indian Ocean side of Cape Town hence its warm waters. Bathe in the sun whilst overlooking the scenic views, take a dip in the ocean to cool off, and wait until the end of the day to watch the glorious sunset. If you’re an avid surfer, please note that Muizenburg is known for its popular surfing spots.

Cost: Free

Learn how to surf

Muizenberg beach is the perfect spot for beginners to learn how to surf due to its shallow and consistent waves. Bring your surfing gear and perfect your skills. Remember, practice makes perfect!

Cost: Free

Go Kitesurfing

Muizenberg is the ideal spot for avid kite surfers to come out and hone in on their craft.

Cost: Free

Muizenberg Swimming Pool

If beaches aren’t your thing, then why not cool off at the Muizenberg Swimming Pool? There are kiddies pools, grown up pools, waterslides, picnic areas, changing rooms, showers and lifeguards to keep an eye out for danger.

Cost: R3 – R9

Take a leisurely stroll

From its gorgeous beaches to its picturesque views and grand architecture, Muizenburg is the perfect area to enjoy a scenic walk about.

Cost: Free

Muizenberg Catwalk

If you’re looking for something little more adventurous, why not try the 3km Catwalk? This easy flat walk takes you close along the ocean and offers wonderful opportunities including whale/dolphin watching, swimming in numerous rock pools, bird watching, scenic views and more. The walk begins at Surfer’s Corner Beach and ends at Danger Beach in St James.
Warning: you will get wet during high tide.

Cost: Free

Walking Tour

Brush up on your Muizenberg knowledge and see the seaside village from the eyes of a local with the Muizenberg Like a Local Walking Tour. The tour will take you to all the iconic sights, curious little shops and eateries in the area; and best of all, you can take the tour anytime. All you would need to do is download the VoiceMap App and access the tour using the app.

Cost: R51.29

Zandvlei Recreational Park

Enjoy a picnic or braai at the Zandvlei Recreational Park. The park also offers a play area for the kiddies to enjoy.

Cost: Free

Muizenberg Moonlight Meander

Enjoy a group night stroll out on the beach during a full moon taking in the salty air, listening to the waves, and enjoying the cool air. The moonlight meander happens on a Saturday closest to the full moon (just about every month) from 18h00 for an hour.

Cost: Free

Take a hike

Hike 7.4 kilometres up Muizenberg Peak Loop and enjoy scenic views, wildflowers and more.

Cost: Free

Visit the Het Posthuys

The Het Posthuys is the second oldest building in the Cape with some interesting history behind it. Its vintage structure is a look to behold and is the perfect instagrammable spot. If you would like to make your trip extra special, be sure to visit the museum. However, you would need to make a booking first.

Cost: Free;
Museum Cost: Varies

Masque Theatre

Enjoy local live shows, stage productions, dancing, jazz sessions and more at the Masque Theatre.

Cost: Varies depending on the show/production

Gallery South

Are you into art? Head over to Gallery South to view the exquisite exhibitions of South African art masters. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and free Wi-Fi while you’re there.

Cost: Entry is free; coffee and cake prices range from R25 upwards

Where to eat & drink

Carla’s Mozambique Restaurant

Enjoy authentic Mozambican prawns along with other seafood highlights.

Cost: R200 average main meal


Enjoy some mouth-watering pizzas or other gourmet meals at Joon restaurant.

Cost: From R60 upwards

Empire Cafe

Enjoy a coffee, some baked goods, breakfast, light lunches and more at Empire Café.

Cost: Baked goods: R20 upwards; Hot beverages: R18 upwards; Meals: R50 upwards

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Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market

The market takes place every Thursday and Friday night and offers mouth-watering meals, baked goods, handpicked South African wines, craft beer, a kids area and more.

Cost: Varies

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